Here is a collection of resources for teaching about the environment in Spanish class. El Día de la Tierra is April 22nd. When I taught with a textbook an upper-level unit was always centered on the Environment in Spanish class. (Hello Avancemos 1.1 & 1.2). So here are Earth Day resources for Spanish classes.
Ready To Go Environment Activities in Spanish Class
Novice Spanish Environment Resources
Ecuador & La Selva Reading
First, this is a basic Spanish 1 reading about the jungle and Ecuador. It is not specifically Earth day, or el día de la tierra, but it ties into the environment for novice Spanish.
Capibara Digital Stations
Also, there is a basic Spanish 1 activity about Ecuador and capibaras. Once again, it ties into the environment for novice Spanish.
Finally, to teach your novice Spanish students, you could use the novel El Capibara con botas.
Intermediate Spanish El Medio Ambiente Resources
First, these medio ambiente stations are the perfect resource for Earth day for Spanish 2+. They have authentic resources specifically for Earth day or el día de la tierra. There is also focus on el medio ambiete. It is an editable Google Doc that can easily be assigned online for virtual classes or a sub-plan. Also, they could be in-person stations if you are ready for that. *Update – You can also get them in my website store! El Medio Ambiente y Costa Rica Spanish Earth Day Stations
Additionally, there are great Units from Carrie Toth (my fav is Mar de plástico).
Movies for Environment in Spanish class
If you are D O N E with this school year, have a nice Thursday/Friday Earth Day film break. I give you permission to rest and I have you covered! Discuss el día de la tierra through film in Spanish class.
El camino de Xico
There is a newer movie, El camino de Xico, that was actually created in Spanish in Mexico. You can learn more about the film in this blog post. If you want a ready to go activity, check out El camino de Xico guide in my website store OR here on TPT. It includes themes of the environment, including fracking. It would make for great high school or college-level discussion with units on El medio ambiente, global challenges, and climate change. El camino de Xico guide in my website store.
The beautiful animated movie Pachamama is found on Netflix. (Let me know if you find it elsewhere since it seems to be a Netflix exclusive). If you want a print and resource Pachamama Movie Guide in my website store OR guide on my TPT that is in both Spanish and English. You can use variations in every class you teach. If you want to turn it into a full film unit, check out many resources in this blog post, including character introduction slides. Pachamama goes great with the themes of indigenous cultures of South America and the environment.
Plus – Upper-Level Films with Environment themes in this blog post
& my favorite appropriate movie for Spanish class
More resources from around the web for Earth Day
- Homeschool or Elementary Spanish – many free printables from Spanish Mama
- Elementary Spanish resources – lots of cute videos from Fun for Spanish teachers
- Earth day resources – Spanish Playground – printables & more for little learners
- Elementary Resources for Earth day – Mundo de Pepita – including a cute movie talk
My Medio Ambiente Pinterest Board
More Resources for Spring in Spanish class
- Cinco de mayo in Spanish class
- Asian Pacific Heritage Month Asian-Latinx Resources
- End of the year in Spanish class
- Take your Spanish class outside
- 10 Appropriate movies for Spanish class
- Ferdinand movie – perfect for Spring
- Plus get Free Ferdinand character slides below
Do you have more resources to share for Earth Day in Spanish class? Please share!
Earth Day in Spanish Class – originally posted 4.13.21 by Allison Wienhold Mis Clases Locas. Most recently updated 4.12.23